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Old 09-04-2013, 07:42 AM   #1021
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So if I need to cut 1/2" in on a curved line I need to cut first at 90 then again on my line?
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:44 AM   #1022
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I wouldn't use a jigsaw in that situation I would use a combination of ts55 and RAS. much more accurate and quicker than a jigsaw.
There are only 2 letters in my reply and it wont work, those 2 letters are not OK
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OK so let me get this straight...the Carvex won't cut a bevel at all unless you buy the adjustable base?
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So if I need to cut 1/2" in on a curved line I need to cut first at 90 then again on my line?
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There are only 2 letters in my reply and it wont work, those 2 letters are not OK
Again, I don't own one, but it does appear that 1/2" would be about the inboard limit from the blade.

I do own the RAS, it is the primary reason that I don't use a jigsaw much any more. You could sand that 1/2" in less time than you can cut it with a jigsaw. The RAS collects about 90% of the dust as you sand. It is one of those tools I keep saying "it not worth it" until I had a chance to use some else's.

Like most everything we do, picking the proper tool is situation dependent. There are those times where a jigsaw is the right tool.

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OK so let me get this straight...the Carvex won't cut a bevel at all unless you buy the adjustable base?
I believe you are correct.

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There are only 2 letters in my reply and it wont work, those 2 letters are not OK
Who said anything about cutting that from the back? If you really felt the need to hack away at it with a jigsaw then I would take the stile down to the maximum difference between the bricks then let's say 3/16th extra stile material than I need. Then I would scribe and then cut with the jigsaw.

Again though I don't do it like that but it will work like that if you need it too.
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OK so let me get this straight...the Carvex won't cut a bevel at all unless you buy the adjustable base?
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:21 AM   #1028
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You know the carvex isant really all that pricey when you consider you are also getting a festool fan sticker with the kit.. im sure barri stuck it on his wifes bumper already...
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I must say i would want the carvex but... My made in switzerland bosch barrel grip is rocking it still
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When my old bosch dies, I am going to buy the festool Trion barrel grip, or maybe two of them.

I don't have a need for all the things the carvex comes with or can do. I have a couple bandsaws for that stuff. Although the big radius thing with it might be nice.
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You know the carvex isant really all that pricey when you consider you are also getting a festool fan sticker with the kit.. im sure barri stuck it on his wifes bumper already...
I been trying to think where to stick that sticker. I wish it said festool fanboy though lol
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When my old bosch dies, I am going to buy the festool Trion barrel grip, or maybe two of them.

I don't have a need for all the things the carvex comes with or can do. I have a coup, e bsndsaws for that stuff. Although the big radius thing with it might be nice.
Oh but Darcy the Trion doesn't have the stroboscopic LED's that make the blade stand still... seriously though I feel the same way, my Bosch does just fine for what I use it.
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Call me weird, but I never use the bevel on a jigsaw....so used to either tipping the base or using the coping foot. I like the idea of a fixed base for a jigsaw, then I don't have worry about it going all out of whack.
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Call me weird, but I never use the bevel on a jigsaw....so used to either tipping the base or using the coping foot. I like the idea of a fixed base for a jigsaw, then I don't have worry about it going all out of whack.
I always just tip the base too, never had an issue with doing it that way
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Anyone here use the RO90? I'm considering picking one up. I'm primarily using it for trim, windows and face frames. Really interested in how the delta pad works.
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Anyone here use the RO90? I'm considering picking one up. I'm primarily using it for trim, windows and face frames. Really interested in how the delta pad works.

Do you have another rotex sander? I got rid of my 90 as it was too close in size to my 125 and I already had the dx93 detail sander.

The 90 is an awesome sander.
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I've used the 90 a lot. All the modes work very well. Rotex mode is a little jumpier than the larger sanders, you have to get used to it.

Biggest issue, buying all the damn paper for it. I know I have more in paper than all my sanders combined. The Granat should serve you well. Tom at Tool Home makes up assortments in Systainers if you wish to go that route.

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Do you have another rotex sander? I got rid of my 90 as it was too close in size to my 125 and I already had the dx93 detail sander.

The 90 is an awesome sander.
Yes, I have the RO125. I was just thinking this would allow me to better get into corners and sand window frames that are still in place. I'm also considering the triangle sander that looks like the ETS 125.
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The ro90 is a little beast. It packs a punch for such a small sander. With some 60 or 80 grit granat you can hog out some wood fast. Good for stripping paint and varnish too. Some 120 in RO mode will give a pretty good finish. Like Tom said in rotex mode it can get a little jumpy but with some practice you can get it to float on the surface. I think the dts400 would compliment your ro125 very well, probably better than the 90 if your going to be sanding in corners a lot. The delta pad on the 90 isn't all that impressive. I don't think its all that much better than my multimaster. Dust collection isn't that great with the delta pad either.

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I love the 90. I think it is the bomb I use it 2 to 1 to my RO 150.

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